Birth date 17 Jun 1981 (38 years)
Nationality Australia Australia
Position All Rounder
Nickname Watto, Danger man
Team history
Sydney Sixers 2012 - present
Brisbane Heat 2012 - present
Quetta Gladiators 2018 - present
Super Kings 2018 - present
Australia 2019 - present
Utd Bank Limited 2016 - 2017
Royal Challengers 2016 - 2017
St Lucia Stars 2016 - 2017
Rajasthan Royals 2008 - 2015
New South Wales cricket team 2010 - 2015
Australia 2002 - 2015
Queensland Bulls 2004 - 2008
Hampshire County 2004 - 2005

Shane Robert Watson is an Australian cricket player representing the Australian Cricket Team. Besides, he had also played for Hampshire, Tasmania, Rajasthan Royals, and Queensland. Watson used to be included in the Australian team in the form of an all-rounder. Both- bowling and batting were done with the right hand. Watson fell in the category of fast bowlers. Presently, he has been bought by the Rajasthan Royals team to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.

Shane started his cricket career on 24th of March, 2002 at Centurion, where he and his team played against South Africa. Watson ’s catch was taken By Gibbs; when he had scored 2 runs in 6 balls. On the balling front, he gave 21 runs in 6 over’s. The final outcome was that Australia won this match by 45 runs.

Likewise, he made his test debut against Pakistan on 2nd of January, 2005 at Sydney. In the first innings, Watson made 31 runs in 72 balls. As far as balling was concerned, he gave 28 runs in 10 over’s. 3 over’s amongst them were maiden ones. However, in the second innings, he could take the wicket of Younis Khan. Australia had won this match by 9 wickets. As such, Watson has also played in T20I and Twenty20 tournaments.

Career Highlights

Overall, Shane Watson has represented Australia in 32 test matches, 150 ODIs, 27 T20Is, and 76 Twenty20 matches. Moreover, he has played in 101 first class matches and in 215 List A matches as well. The highest score in One Day International match scored by him was 185* and number of runs made was 4457. The point that Shane Watson was an all-rounder can be proved from the fact that he could take 153 wickets in ODIs.